Xbox Game Pass – Is it really worth it?

Xbox Game Pass – Is it really worth it?
14 Mar 18

I love my Xbox. I know, I know, you are all going to say that the PS4 is better but we can still be friends.

I saw the Xbox Game Pass pop up on my dashboard a few times in the last few months so I decided to give it a go. They have a 2 week trial so I thought, nothing to lose.

If you don’t know what Game Pass is it’s a subscription service, yes I know, another one that gives you access to over 100 games that you can download and play whenever you feel like it or whether your internal storage can take it.

It seems like a good idea but for £7.99 a month you’re going to want to be presented with something pretty special. Well if that was something you were hoping for then prepare to be disappointed.

Yes there are games in there, plenty of them but you’re not going to be blown away. There are some classics in there from Microsoft Studios such as Halo and Gears of War which I did enjoy but once you get past that you’re left with a bunch of indie games which you’ll find discounted in the Microsoft Store and the rest are all Xbox 360 games, most of which have been available free as downloads via Xbox Live Gold, which you’re also paying for.

To be honest, the system and concept is solid. It’s a bit like Netflix when it first launched in the UK. It was a slow start which you may have tried and then ditched but when you came back a few months later you found that it got a lot better.

We’ll have to watch this space but for now give the trial a go if you fancy (but remember to cancel) and we will see what the future brings.

Author

Paul Wright

Comments

Rob

I’m quite intrigued by the talk of exclusives becoming part of Game Pass, Sea of thieves being the first one, which looks pretty awesome.

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